Brexit talks finally began on Monday, almost a year since Britons voted to leave the European Union and amid confusion over what exactly the U.K. government wants from the divorce.
What U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis describes as the “most complicated negotiation of all time” began at 11 a.m. in Brussels with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government already on the backfoot. An attempt to strengthen her hand by calling an election backfired and she’s run into further
“We are starting this negotiation in a positive and constructive tone,” Davis said in comments to reporters from the European Commission’s Berlaymont building headquarters. “There is more that unites us than divides us.”